I still haven't heard from the part of my family in Virginia but they could be among the nearly 2 million who are without power. I'm keeping them in my prayers. I did chat briefly with another friend who said the only thing they suffered was a missing kitty in the midst of heavy rain. Their daughter went out looking for him as soon as it was safe but before the rain had stopped. Since their daughter is 23, she pretty much knew how to avoid danger but she was so worried about Max she just had to go looking. Yes, she found him. :-) So, this card is for her, and I'll put it in the mail tomorrow.
Remember yesterday when I said I'd probably do another card from the inspiration photo at 4 Crafty Chicks? This is it. I used a sketch from Fussy and Fancy and colors from CR84FN.
Paper Sundaes wants us to use Magnolia stamps this week and my mini Tilda with Umbrella was perfect for searching for a kitty in the rain. She's colored with Copics and matted with sparkly black and turquoise CS. In fact, I used turquoise and black card stocks to mat everything on the card, including the dp strip across the middle and the pawprint digi dp. Delightful Challenges asks that we use digital papers this week and, since I had the pawprints, that fit perfectly for their challenge.
Each layer (except the pawprint dp) is adhered with pop dots so there's lots of dimension on this card. The bow is tied from lace hem tape and Mark's Finest Papers wants to see lace on our projects. The flowers are all from my stash but I've layered them and added pearls, sequins, stamen, rhinestones, or a bit of color to them. Sentiment is printed with a computer font and the three pearls below the dp were the final touch. Magnolia Down Under wants to see texture this week so I'm submitting this to their challenge also.
I adore this card and I know Sandy is going to love it, especially since she found Max. She said he was wet and bedraggled looking but none the worse for wear. He was just glad to be back in the house and out of the weather. I'll bet he thinks twice before running outside again!
I hope the storm has passed you with little damage if you're on the East Coast but I'm keeping prayers going for everyone back there. Thanks for stopping by today. I love having folks visit. Feel free to browse around while you're here. Happy Stamping. NanaConnie